Quick Tip for a More Stable Arch Linux Experience

Disclaimer: Everything below has been previously published online at Ark’s Comprehensive wiki, However, for whatever reason there is still a lot of misinformation out there about the stability of Arch and many users are not aware that these published tips exist.

The purpose of this short article is to raise awareness of the best routes to a more stable Arch Linux experience. This is not to say that Arch Linux is unstable. It’s not, it’s far from it. But for new users, there are a few precautions that should be taken so that Arch’s inherent independence doesn’t get in the way of system stability.

What is Arch Linux?

Let’s go back a little. Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686/x86-64 general purpose GNU/Linux distribution that is versatile enough for any role. The development focuses on simplicity, minimalism and code elegance. Arch is set up as a minimal base system, configured by the user, upon which to assemble their own ideal environment by installing only those required or desired for their unique purposes. GUI configuration utilities are not officially provided, and most system configuration is done from the shell and a text editor. Update: Arch Linux now offers more installer using which a. can be done for more simple installationIncluding Setting up your preferred desktop environment, Based on a rolling-release model, Arch also attempts to maintain Bleeding Edge and generally provides the latest stable versions of most software. , Source: Arch Linux Wiki,

Why Use Arch Linux on Desktop and Server?

Arch Linux can be a bit intimidating for some. However, once you get it running, it’s more fluid and simpler than most Linux distros. You’ll soon gain a sense of organization and beauty as with everything arch related. Be it with the OS, the community, or the documentation. Sleep (Ark User Repository) gives you access to all the software and third party apps you can dream of. The Arch repository also includes packages that would not qualify as ‘free’ according to GNU . install skype with pacman-s skype After you install and set up Arch for the first time, or you can quickly install what you need using AUR wrapper or other AUR helpers, then head Apps List To find even more app recommendations for an easy install. No need to add repositories, compile manually, or follow how-to installs. There are also Github-based apps available for package installs.

Best of all, since Arch Linux is a rolling release distro, you only need to install it once. Yes, one install for the life of your hardware. No replacement is issued every few months such as 16.04, 17.10, 18.04, etc. Nor does LTS (Long Term Support) mean you get stuck in time. To upgrade Arch Linux OS, you simply roll over with the command: pacman -Syu, and you’re done!

Say hello to Arch’s linux-lts package

You might think that the terms bleeding edge And Stable don’t play well together. Well, you’d be surprised. there is good discussion here With the takeaway that the arch can be as stable as you need it to be, or as stable as you make it. The first recommendation for a more stable Arch Linux experience, as with most Arch tips and tutorials, starts with a quick read of the Arch wiki… increase system stability (Changed) system maintenance) On that page, you’ll find about 20 simple techniques for increasing arch stability.

An often overlooked recommendation, as discussed there, is to switch to Arch. linux-lts a packet. The linux-lts package is an alternative Arch kernel package based on the older Linux kernel version and is available in the core repository. This particular kernel version receives Long Term Support (LTS) from upstream, including security improvements and some feature backports, especially useful for users who wish to use Arch Linux on servers, or those with newer kernel versions. Want the kernel to fallback if the problem occurs. , Also see list of kernels,

May you enjoy many years uninterruptedly Arch Anand,

read also Best Linux Distros in 2021 for Beginners, Experienced and Expert Users. (namely Manjaro as an Arch Linux alternative).

Published: November 19, 2014 | Last Updated: July 23, 2021

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